While the green-blue chrysocolla has a hardness of 2-4, the brown within the stone is jasper (polycrystalline quartz) which has a hardness of 6, making this stone suitable for earrings, pendants and brooches but unsuitable for rings, bracelets or cufflinks and care needs to be taken when designing for this stone and when working with it.
Hardness – resistance to scratching and wear
Stability – resistance to alteration by light, heat or chemicals
Toughness – resistance to fracture, cleavage or cracking
Please note you will receive the stone in the photograph